Results

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Rotherham Titans3120
Canterbury3219

Date Time Season
14th Dec 2019 2:00 pm National League 1 2019/20

Match Report

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Official match report

By Andy Rogers

Playing Rotherham for the first time in the club’s history and trailing 12 – 7 at the interval, Canterbury produce an epic second half performance only to be pipped at the post with the final kick of what was a pulsating game.
Winning the toss and perhaps surprisingly choosing to play with a biting northerly wind at their back, their decision looked justified when from a textbook forward drive second row Alex Thompson was driven over the line for a 5th minute try. Tom Best converted and Canterbury found themselves 7-0 ahead.
Titans, quick at the breakdown and prompted by livewire hooker Jack Bergman and a set of large forwards providing constant quick ball, always looked threatening. When in the space of seven minutes Titans scored twice they looked to have wrestled control of the game. Tries from No 8 Anthony Makka and full back Sam Allan, the latter converted by fly half Morgan Bunting, seemed to have grabbed the initiative going into half time.
When Makka grabbed his second try early in the second half the game looked to have truly slipped from Canterbury’s grasp.
The script had not quite been written though and Canterbury stormed back to control the rest of the game, despite playing into the stiff breeze.
An opportunist try from scrum half Dan Smart, converted by Best, and a second from Thompson propelled Canterbury into a slender two point lead 17 – 19 but as they wound down the clock in the final minutes disaster struck. The ball was carelessly lost in midfield and Rotherham broke out, recycled the ball patiently, and when the city side infringed the referee awarded the penalty and the rest as they say is history.

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Rotherham Titans

Position T C P DG
 3110

Director of Rugby: Joe Barker

Canterbury

# Player Position T C P DG
1Jamie DeverProp0000
2Gene SymintonHooker0000
3Alexander Wake-SmithProp0000
4Royce CadmanLock0000
5Alex ThompsonLock2000
6Jamie StephensFlanker0000
7Jack RouseFlanker0000
8Tyler OliverNumber Eight0000
9Daniel SmartScrum half1000
10Charles KingsmanOutside half0000
11Jonathan MurrayCentre0000
12Thomas BestCentre0200
13Sam SterlingCentre0000
14Ricky MackintoshWing0000
15Will WaddingtonFull-back0000
16Tom WilliamsScrum half0000
17Billy YoungProp0000
18Tristan KingHooker0000
19Matt CorkerLock0000
20Dwayne CorcoranWing0000
 Total 3200

Coach/Committee Member/Director of Rugby: Andy Pratt
Team Manager: Andy Rogers
Coach: Dave Marshall
Coach: Matthew Pinnick

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Match Venue

Rotherham Titans
75 Badsley Moor Ln, Rotherham S65 2PH, UK